New snowstorm kills 3, forces flight delays in central US

Yet another storm swept across the central United States, burying areas still recovering from an earlier wave of severe weather, tying up air travel and killing at least three people. A 40-car pileup on Interstate 40 in northern Texas that killed at least one person was caused by blowing snow that limited visibility and left icy patches Thursday, said Wayne Beighle, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. The storm was responsible for two other deaths, in and near Amarillo, officials said. Elswhere in Texas, firefighters in several counties battled wind-driven wildfires, including a 2,000-acre (800-hectare) blaze northwest of Fort Worth that was expected to be contained later Thursday.